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Questions tagged [power]

Power is the ability to supply a device with energy. This question covers how to power the Pi, ways to do it, and the safe ranges of power.

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Long term screw terminal power

Okay so I have a PCA9685 hooked up to a raspberry pi 3 so that it can control multiple servos via a c++ program. Currently, I have them hooked up to a battery pack that has red and black wires as gnd ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to old found TFT display

I have an old car DVD player sitting around that has a fairly decent secondary TFT LCD screen (hannstar 721h440b19-a1) that I thought I could use with my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. I opened up the unit,...
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LiPo Voltage Drops

I am experiencing voltage drops with the following setup and I hope someone with mad electronics skills can explain my mistake to me: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B TFP401 Display Driver 7.0 Inch TFT Display ...
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Power indication

I have build a musicbox with an rpi 3+ and added a power button and 2 buttons to turn the volume up and down. The buttons have LED lighting, I have connected them to GPIO pins but this results in ...
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Car Powered Raspberry Pi: Safe Shutdown and Power On

Apologies if this is a duplicate, but I can't seem to find a suitable solution. I need to power a Raspberry Pi in a car, and for obvious reasons need to shutdown gracefully, however, I need it to ...
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All files lost during long shelf time

i was using my raspberry pi 3 over ssh and doing a bunch of scripts, cron jobs, etc. then i stopped for a bit and shifted my focus elsewhere and my pi remained unplugged on my desk for a few months. ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 power consumption incorrectly

Before, i'd a problem about changing governor for my Pi (cpu always stays at 600Mhz in every mode), after doing some tweaking, i'd already make it up to 900Mhz. However, now i'm using a power-meter to ...
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How to know if Raspberry is running

I'd like to implement an electronic circuit to be able to restart my raspberry Pi when it has been shutdown (without plugging in and out the USB charger, which will obviously remain plugged all the ...
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“Performance” gorvernor doesn't change cpu frequency

When i tried to change the default governor of my Raspberry Pi 2 (currently at Powersave mode) to Performance mode which is expected to push my Pi's CPU freq up to its maximum number (900Mhz) by using ...
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Don't start Pi on power connection

I've currently got my raspberry pi setup with a power switch that wakes it up from power off (using GPIO3) and shuts it down safely using a simple python script. Pretty basic stuff. The problem ...
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Computing power and memory for regression analysis

Does raspberry pi 3 have enough computing power and memory to perform regression analysis?I am making a Coordinate measuring machine prototype for my final year project and I need to perform linear ...
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How best to power a motor hat asking for 6-12V for just two DC motors

I purchased a Waveshare Motor Hat because it has the nice Pi Zero size, extra long headers, and already has headers and blocks soldered, all for less than $13. https://www.waveshare.com/motor-driver-...
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L293B unable to deliver power to dc motors on Raspberry Pi 3B+

I have a problem delivering power to 2 dc motors using L293B on Raspberry Pi3B+ I run the following code: GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setup(11, GPIO.OUT)#To L239 Pin2 GPIO.setup(12, GPIO.OUT) #To ...
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GPIO solution to power Pi [closed]

Looking for a GPIO solution to power a Pi 3 B+. Basically, trying to bypass the Pi micro USB connector. Also, any suggestions on hardware to build a compact, inverted, USB male right-angle ribbon ...
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Raspberry Pi with USB 3 (or 3.1) and enough power to use 2 drives

I bought a new camera which writes a lot of data onto SSDs, which I then would like to transfer onto HDDs. I thought about using a Raspberry Pi, but I was told it doesn't have enough power for a ssd ...
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Lipo power: Powerboost versus Micro-Lipo charger

I'm a hardware newbie, wanting to power my RPi Zero via a Lipo battery, and also have the battery charge without removing it. There are many posts about this, but my question is more about two power ...
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Driving an 8 Ohm, 0.25 W speaker using GPIO or audio output (RPi 1 Model B)

I'm trying to build a Raspberry Pi into an old toy phone and use the GPIO pins to read the numeric pad (this part is working) and attaching the RPi's output to the built-in speaker. The speaker says "...
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USB Hub suitable for powering a RPi 3 b+ and multiple usb sticks? [closed]

I was wondering if it was possible to power a raspberry pi 3 b+ and a dozen usb 3.0 sticks, or if not, what would be the best recommended way to go about this, ideally i'm looking for an off the shelf ...
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Can I give power 5V 2.1A to Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

I have already taken RPI 3 B + from post office and now I want start RPI 3 B +. But I'm seeing that I haven't got 5V 2.5A Power Block. So, I have a question. Can I give power 5V 2.1A to Raspberry Pi 3 ...
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read only Raspbian and microSD partitioning

is it true that if I set Raspbian as read only I can prevent any microSD corruption due to power faults, so that I can simply unplug the battery instead of the clean "Menu > Shutdown"? if it is true ...
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Is it safe to power pi 3 via gpio via ttl cable?

I hope my question makes sense. I just pruchased a dsd-tech usb to ttl adapter (cp2102 based). It has 3.3v and 5v pins. Is it safe to use the 5 pin to power my pi3 or should i go through micro usb as ...
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Detecting when a UPS kicks in

So, this is probably a matter of buying the right UPS but I am currently using a Pi to control my aquarium via relays. I'd like to hook the whole system to a UPS in case of powerloss. Ideally, I'd ...
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Can I program my Pi to keep track of its own power usage?

I'm doing a university project using a raspberry pi 3 using , and I'm essentially making a time lapse camera. I have the camera module, and I've managed to take some pictures, but it would be good for ...
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Pi Power Distribution - how much needed

I was using my Pi (1 model B+) in order to create a remote controlled car (Another question I have about that I posted). The issue is that when I connected the 9v battery to power my wheels, it ...
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Power from Pi 3 to 7" display

Does the 3v3 carried in the FFC cable at the display header of the Pi 3 B+ supply power to the 7" touch display? Or do I need to supply power at J1.1 and .5? If so this power can be pulled from the ...
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When under load, the system is unresponsive except for a ping

I've got a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B that has been my trusty workhorse for a few years. It normally chugs away happily running transmission, pi-hole and a node.js app simultaneously. All of a sudden it'...
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Restore UART pins 8 & 10 after GPIO.cleanup() without reboot

A Raspberry Pi 3B+ is talking to an STM32 chip via UART over pins 8 (TXD) & 10 (RXD). When I take control of those pins using GPIO.setup(8, GPIO.OUTPUT); GPIO.output(8, GPIO.LOW); and later ...
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Pi 3 and SainSmart 8 channel SSR - Not able to turn on all 8 relays

Pi 3 and SainSmart 8 channel SSR - Not able to turn on all 8 relays Environment: Raspberry Pi 3 OS: Raspian Language: Python3 and Java/Pi4J Control: SainSmart 8 channel Solid State Relay Issue: ...
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Is splitting a wire off of a single 5V pin the same as using two 5V pins? [duplicate]

In other words, is two 5V pins plugged into two pins on another device (say a 16x2 LCD display) different or the same as using one 5V pin on the pi and splitting it to two pins on the LCD? For more ...
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Is it safe to use this battery with the Raspberry Pi Zero?

I have two questions actually: 1) is it safe to use this battery and these wires with the raspberry pi zero? 2) if yes, where do i solder the highlighted (red square) ends to the zero board?
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Automatically restart Raspberry Pi on Shutdown

I'm currently using a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ at a remote location and use a VPN and SSH to access the device. If the power unexpectedly goes out at this remote location (or more commonly I stupidly ...
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Is it possible to power a 3b+ and the display with the poe hat?

For a project I would like to power the 3b+ and the official 7” touch display using the official POE hat. I figured that I could connect the display board to the pi via the jumper wires to 5v and GND ...
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Powering Raspberry Pi 3 + Official Display with anker switch power bank

There are a ton of questions posted similar to this but not quite this from what I had found, and I'm looking to understand this a bit more. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 as well as the official 7" display....
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Can I power a raspberry pi and motor hat from the same source?

I have a raspberry pi 3 and an Adafruit motor hat. The motor hat is powered from a 24v wall plug adapter while the pi is powered from a 5v one. I'd like to save a wall outlet and cleanup the wires (...
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Raspberry Pi with 12V solenoid and 5V relay module

I want to connect and control a 12V door lock solenoid and am a bit unsure about the circuit. So far I've bought following components in: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 4x18650 Battery Holder 4x18650 (3.7V)...
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Pi 2B, Under-voltage detected!, no lightening bolt, +5 is rock solid at 5.01VDC

This is a weird one - have had 2B in service for three years, but it crashed last week. Rebuilt with a new Pi 2B+, but saw undervolt errors on the rebuilt system that would have gone unnoticed, so ...
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How to power Raspberry Pi from a lab power supply via USB?

How can a Raspberry Pi be powered from a lab power supply via USB? I have a lab power supply that can easily output 5 V/4 A and I would like to use it to power a Raspberry Pi (version 3B and 3B+). ...
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How long to wait after shutdown to cut power

I am working a problem that seems to be fairly popular with the Raspberry Pi community. In essence, I am designing a circuit that will utilize a DS3231, a 555 timer, and a load switch to cut power ...
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Powering One Raspberry Pi Zero from Another

I'm trying to create a portable solution where two Pi Zeros are each running a camera module. I was thinking that I would use a single phone power bank. Is it advisable/possible to take 5 volts from ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (not B+) USB polyfuse location

Usual problem - USB power has gone. Where is the fuse located on the board? The reduced schematics on the RPi webpage does not show the USB at all.
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Prevent Pi Zero W from turning on after receiving power

My Pi Zero is powered by a small ATX PC power supply that is also powering a few other components: projector, audio amplifier. I'm using the gpio-shutdown device tree overlay to add a power button on ...
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Powering a sensor using an external power supply board

In my Raspberry Pi project, I need to measure a distance. To do that, I have an ultrasound sensor called "AJ-SR04M" (it is basically a waterproof HC-SR04 I believe). Characteristics of the AJ-SR04M: ...
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Do I need a resistor to wire my Pi Zero directly to a power source?

I want to connect my Pi Zero directly to a 5V 10amp power adapter (shown below) which in turn connects to a wall outlet. I know that with LEDs you can't just connect it directly to the power source ...
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Pi shuts down every day at 11:23 PM

I have a Pi Zero W running Raspbian Stretch Lite (June 2018). I'm using it to turn the crank on an automatic cat feeder. I've barely changed the base configuration: apt-get-installed git and samba, ...
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Everything is dead, but Pi 3B still boots

I left my Pi 3B (V1.2) alone, running a 64-bit build of Debian for a project. Everything was fine. When I returned, however, I found that everything was dead. Nothing was connected to it, by the way. ...
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Overcurrent protection

Are there any over-current protection measures on RPis? Either on GPIO or power supply pins. Are there differences between versions? Unfortunately two of my 3b+ boards are dead now because of brief ...
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Is it okay to power the Pi Touchscreen by plugging into the Pi?

I have the official raspberry Pi 7 inch touch screen, and I have mounted to it a Pi 2. Lately I have been using it and I have been plugging the power into the Pi itself. I however recently remember ...
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CM3 power-up - 3V3, 1V8 sequencing

We are developing a high volume product using a lot of CM3s and we're looking into some power-up sequencing issues. I found the following on one of the forums from 2014 (I assume it refers to the CM1)....
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Energy consumption measurement using ACS current sensor [closed]

I want to build an energy consumption meter using my Raspberry Pi. I have done some research, and determined that the ACS712 current sensor could be interfaced with my RPi for this purpose. I do not ...
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Speaker for Pi Zero W

I'm looking for speaker without battery. I mean I need a speaker whose power can be supplied by raspberry pi zero w. I think I can use USB 2.0 simple speaker. I can cut its usb cable and connect its ...